Green Building Index for Buildings

Green Building Index for Buildings


Greenbuildingindex Sdn Bhd

Type(s) of Tool

Rating Systems



Lifecycle Phase(s)

Project Planning, Concept Design, Procurement, Detailed Design, Construction

Open Source


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The Green Building Index (GBI) is Malaysia’s recognized green rating system to promote sustainability in the built environment and raise awareness about environmental issues and responsibility to the future generations. The tool provides an opportunity for project developers and owners to improve green design and construction. The GBI assessment for buildings evaluates the environmental design and performance of buildings. The evaluation process consists of a Planning Assessment, a Final Planning Assessment, resulting in a pre-certification, and a Completion & Verification Assessment, resulting in a final certification. To maintain the certification, reassessments are required every three years.

Tool Outcome

After completing the Completion & Verification Assessment, projects receive certification according to the final score obtained (Certified – Silver – Gold – Platinum). The planning assessments also serve to guide decision making toward green options.

Sustainability Criteria

The tool assesses the sustainability of buildings across six criteria:
– Energy efficiency
– Indoor environmental quality
– Sustainable site planning & management
– Materials & resources
– Water efficiency
– Innovation